Topic Neighborhood tương đối khó trong bài thi Speaking. Thí sinh có thể gặp khó khăn về mặt từ vựng cũng như ý tưởng (vì đây là một chủ đề không phổ biến). Trong bài viết hôm nay, Vietop xin gửi đến các bạn một bài nói tham khảo cho chủ đề này trong phần IELTS Speaking part 1 nhé!
Vocab – Topic Neighborhood
|Từ vựng||Nghĩa||Ví dụ|
|Get along||hòa thuận với||I don’t really get along with my sister’s husband.|
|Get together||tụ tập||Shall we get together on Friday and go for a drink or something?|
|My nearest and dearest||người thân nhất||When we spend all our time with our nearest and dearest, they can annoy us.|
|Keep an eye on||trông chừng||Keep an eye on your brother while I’m out, please.|
|Return the favour||trả ơn||I gave her a ride when her car broke down and now she is returning the favour.|
|Dispute||tranh luận||They have been unable to settle the dispute over working conditions.|
|Folk verses and proverbs||ca dao tục ngữ||Vietnam is famous for having a great number of folk verses and proverbs.|
|Conflict||cuộc đối đầu, xung đột||There was a lot of conflict between him and his father.|
|Do more harm than good||lợi bất cập hại||Getting involved at this stage would do more harm than good.|
|Supportive||hữu ích, ủng hộ||Children with supportive parents often do better at school than those without.|
|Amiable||thân thiện, dễ gần||He seemed an amiable young man.|
|Be faced with||đối mặt||You’re faced with a very difficult choice there.|
|Adversity||khó khăn||She was always cheerful in adversity.|
|Turn to someone for advice||nhờ đưa ra lời khuyên||You can always turn to me for advice if you need it.|
|Settle||sống, định cư||After they got married, they settle in Brooklyn.|
|Throw a party||mở tiệc||Peter throws really wild parties.|
|Strike up a conversation||bắt chuyện||It can be difficult to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger.|
|Brust into laughter||bật cười||I always burst into laughter when my friend makes jokes.|
|Unwind||nghỉ ngơi, thư giãn||A glass of wine in the evening helps me to unwind after work.|
|Bosom friend||bạn thân||A bosom friend is someone you can very close with and confide everthing in.|
|Ideal location||vị trí lý tưởng||We are living in an ideal location.|
|Pharmacy||tiệm thuốc||You have to go to the pharmacy to have some medical treatment.|
|Basic necessity||nhu cầu cơ bản||I should have thought that an adequate and complete filing system was a basic necessity.|
|Come up with||suy nghĩ||She comes up with some amazing scheme to double her income.|
Part 1: Topic Neighborhood
1. Do you like your neighbors?
Yes, we have a very close relationship, we share too much in common and we love and support each other. I love my neighbors as my nearest and dearest.
2. Are your neighbors usually close to each other in your country?
Absolutely yes. In Vietnam, we have several folk verses and proverbs to prove the importance of having a close relationship with neighbors. Ya know, having conflicts and disputes with neighbors can do more harm and good, so we often get along well with each other.
3. What is your neighborhood like?
I have to say that they are kind, generous, supportive, and amiable. Whenever my family is faced with any adversity, we can turn to our neighbors for advice or help and support. And when everything is settled, we just get together and throw a party to return a favour.
4. How can neighbors be helpful?
Yes, as I said before, they are so lovely and supportive. Sometimes, my family travels together for a long period of time, we can ask them to keep an eye on our house. At night, we can gather, strike up a proper conversation, make some jokes, then the whole can burst into laughter. That is the way we unwind after a long day of working and studying.
5. Do you think your neighborhood is a good place for children?
Yes, we have a small playground for children in our neighborhood. At night, all the children can go there and play with each other. I can see that children also have a very close relationship with each other and they are bosom friends.
6. What facilities are available in your neighborhood?
I have to say that I am settling in an ideal location because we have a convenience store, a pharmacy, a market, and a police station in our neighborhood. It nearly satisfies all of our basic necessities.
7. How could your neighborhood be improved?
Oh, I have not come up with any improvement in my neighborhood yet. As I said before, it has an ideal location and the neighbors are wonderful, so I think we don’t need any changes or improvement at this moment in time.
8. Do you think it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors?
Yes, having a good relationship with neighbors is absolutely essential. To be honest, despite not having the same belief, hobbies with each other, my family still behave gently and politely in order not to be in direct conflict with my neighbors.
IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe an interesting neighbor.
You should say:
- Who this person is
- How you know this person
- What this person likes to do
And explain why you think this neighbor is interesting.
Though living in a densely-populated area with a multitude of households, I find it challenging to connect with people living next door. But if you ask me to give you an account of a person who intrigues me the most, I would not hesitate to talk about Ms. Phuong, who has been my neighbor for roughly 10 years.
Ms.Phuong is a spinster who is now in her late 40s. She is a life-long resident in my neighborhood, as she had been living here before my family moved in 10 years ago. Having no husband or children, she lives in a small, cozy house with her 2 cats, whose names are Carlos and Mimi. In contrast to what people often describe people like her as depressed, or unusually religious, Ms.Phuong is actually a warm-hearted woman with a burning passion for art and music.
Ms.Phuong is an ardent knowledge seeker who has been to countries around the world. She can talk for hours about her trips to Europe and Africa, as well as the fascinating people she befriended along the way. The well-learned lady also keeps a profound interest in books, and even sets up a small library to promote reading culture within the neighborhood. She decorates her house with paintings and fills it with music, as she can play the guitar incredibly well. When I was younger, I often visited her house to pet the cats, while listening to the melodious songs from the 1970s.
She is adored by everyone in the neighborhood for her kindness, and I have to admit that it is easier to talk to her than to my mom sometimes, as I get to see things from different perspectives. The wise woman often gives me the most constructive pieces of advice, whether it’s about my studies, relationships with others, or my outlooks on life. Though now I don’t visit her house as frequently as I used to, we are still on good terms with each other.
- Densely-populated area (n): khu vực đông dân cư
- A multitude of s.th (n): rất nhiều
- Give s.o an account of s.th: mô tả cho ai đó về điều gì
- Intrigue (v): khiến cho thích thú
- Spinster (n): người phụ nữ không chồng
- Life-long resident (n): cư dân lâu đời
- Depressed (adj): u uất, trầm cảm
- Unusually religious (adj): mê tín
- Warm-hearted (adj): tốt bụng
- Burning passion (n): niềm đam mê mãnh liệt
- Ardent (adj): mãnh liệt
- Befriend (v): kết bạn
- Well-learned (adj): có học thức
- Melodious (adj): (nhạc) du dương, êm tai
- Be on good terms with s.o: có mối quan hệ tốt đẹp với ai
Part 3: Neighbours
1. Do you think neighbours’ are important?
Yes, absolutely. Because your neighbors live next door, they’re the first ones to keep an eye on your property when you’re not around. Neighbors pick up on your behaviors subconsciously, and can detect when something isn’t quite right.
- Keep an eye on s.o/ s.th: Để ý đến ai/ điều gì
- Pick up on s.th: Chú ý đến những điều ít ai thấy
- Subconsciously (adv): một cách vô thức
2. What are the qualities of a good neighbour?
A good neighbour, in my opinion, is always trustworthy and reliable, in the sense that he or she can give us a helping hand in adversity, and in the same way, we can also help them, when they have a need for us. Besides, consideration is another trait that a neighbor should have. Living together in a community is far from easy, especially when we have to deal with barking dogs, an untrimmed tree, a cluster of cars in the front yard, or a loud party. If the person living next door was fully aware of how his daily deeds can affect others, the neighborhood would have fewer problems to resolve.
- Give s.o a helping hand: giúp đỡ ai đó
- Adversity (n): nghịch cảnh
- Consideration (n): sự biết điều, biết nghĩ cho người khác
- Be far from easy (adj): khó khăn
- Daily deeds (n): những việc làm hằng ngày
3. Now that most people use technology in communicating with others, how do you think this has affected people’s relationships with their neighbours?
In today’s modern, fast-paced world, it can often be difficult to stay connected with our neighbors, and our local community. Electrical appliances like TVs or smartphones are a great barrier in people’s interaction with their neighbours, despite the fact that they live right next door. People may find it a daunting task when having to maintain lengthy conversations with neighbors after a long day at work, so laying in bed and scrolling through one’s phone is a much more effortless alternative.
- Fast-paced (adj): nhanh, hối hả
- Barrier (n): rào cản
- Interaction (n): sự tương tác
- Daunting (adj): phiền toái, nặng nhọc
- Scroll through (v) lướt (điện thoại)
- Effortless (adj): không tốn công sức
- Alternative (n): biện pháp thay thế
4. How should modern people communicate with their neighbours?
Well, the way I see it, nothing brings people together like a party. So people can start hosting neighborhood events like a barbeque party in order to really connect with their neighbors while having a whale of a time together. Being a good neighbor also entails being willing to share. Sharing with neighbors, whether it’s time, tools, or even property, is a terrific way to develop a sense of community.
- Have a whale of a time together: tận hưởng niềm vui chung với nhau
- Sense of community (n): tính cộng đồng
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